According to a long-range study that examined the eating habits and health of more than 100,000 adults for more than 20 years, eating red meat, of any amount and any type, increases the risk of premature death. If eaten daily, a 3-ounce serving of unprocessed red meat, no bigger than a deck of cards, was associated with a 13% greater chance of dying during the course of the study. This includes pork, which is sometimes described as a "white meat."

Researcher An Pan was surprised at the results of the study because his team had assumed that only processed meat (cold cuts preserved with nitrates) posed a health danger, but in the March 13 edition of the Los Angeles Times, Eryn Brown quotes him as saying, "Any red meat you eat contributes to the risk. read more

We already know we should avoid pork products from China, but home-grown pork from the grocery store may be dangerous in ANOTHER way–it may be contaminated with superbugs.

Retail pork products in the US have a higher prevalence of methicillin-resistant bacteria (MRSA) than previously identified. MRSA can occur in the environment and in raw meat products, and is estimated to cause around 185,000 cases of food poisoning each year. The bacteria can also cause serious, life-threatening infections of the bloodstream, skin, lungs and other organs. MRSA is resistant to a number of antibiotics.
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If you thought China had strange food, listen to this: Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat from sewage containing human feces. It’s being called the "poop burger." Japanese scientists have actually discovered a way to create edible steaks from human feces. Tokyo Sewage is desperate to find a way to get rid of a large amount of sewage mud. The solution? Eat it.
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There’s a theory that vegetarians are more peaceful, but new research shows it’s actually meat eaters who are LESS aggressive. What about our images of a grunting or growling animal snarling at anyone who dares take their meat away from them–Wouldn’t that go for humans, too? Football coaches feed their players big hunks of red meat before a game in hopes of pumping them up. The idea that meat would illicit aggressive behavior makes sense, as it would have helped our primate ancestors with hunting, co-opting and protecting their meat more